Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd., is launching a monthly Community Fair Day. From noon to 5 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month, Cowtown will host a free community fair featuring local artists and vendors. The inaugural event is on Sunday, April 18, and the series runs through October.
Community Fair Day will host more than 50 local merchants in an outdoor market, selling a variety of arts, crafts and other merchandise. During the event, visitors may also explore Cowtown, interact with costumed historical interpreters, watch gunfight shows and more.
Sunday admission at Cowtown is free to the public, courtesy of a generous donation from Colby Sandlian.
Old Cowtown Museum, a City of Wichita-managed facility, is an immersive historical museum capturing the look and frontier lifestyle of Wichita in the 1870s. Its mission is to educate the public regarding the history of the West through interpretation of this time period as a living history museum, located along the banks of the Arkansas River. Each year, Cowtown serves thousands of schoolchildren through educational programs as well as programming for adults and families.
Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the City of Wichita continues to require employees and visitors to all City facilities to wear masks and practice safe social distancing.